CJ Mosley, the famous linebacker, is an American Football player who currently plays for the professional National Football League(NFL) team, New York Jets.
The player was drafted by the National Football League (NFL) in 2014. He has by far played for two NFL teams, including the Baltimore Ravens.
Mosley’s unique style of play has earned him several awards and honors in the NFL, and he is one of the rising linebackers in the NFL.
Before diving into his career, here are some interesting quick facts about him.
|Full name||Clint Mosley Jr.|
|Nickname||Half-man, Half amazing|
|Birthdate||June 19, 1992|
|Age||28 years old|
|Father’s name||Clinton Mosley|
|Mother’s name||Tracy Mosley|
|Sibling||Jamey Mosley (Brother)|
|High School||Theodore High School|
|College||University of Alabama|
|Wife’s Name||Kesha Norman|
|Height||1.88m (6 ft 2 inch)|
|Beard or Mustache||Beard|
|League||National Football League (NFL)|
|Profession||American Football Player|
|Played for||The Baltimore Ravens|
|Current Team||The New York Jets|
|Salary||$2,197,001 per year|
|Net worth||$10 million|
|Merch||Rookie Card, Signed Jersey|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
CJ Mosley’s Childhood and Early Life
Clint Mosley Jr was born on the 6th of June 1992 in Mobile, Alabama. He was one of the two children of Clinton Mosley and Tracy Mosley.
Likewise, Mosley’s hometown, Alabama, is the hometown of many of the significant players. Thus, there is a possibility that he was introduced to the sports by his peers.
From a young age, Mosley was very athletic. Besides football, he took an interest in various other activities such as track and field and basketball.
Although he excelled in all of these sports, he stuck to football for his later years.
High School Career
For his high school, Mosley attended a school in his hometown named Theodore High School. During high school, he engaged in many activities such as football, basketball, and ran track.
During his school days, he set a school record with 176 tackles in his junior season while recording 17 tackles for loss, seven sacks, causing four fumbles, recovering two more, and intercepting two passes.
This earned him an ASWA 6A All-State selection.
He improved his own school record with 186 tackles as a senior in 2009, seven sacks, five fumble recoveries, and four interceptions. Similarly, he also made the award of Class 6A Lineman of the Year.
At the end of his school journey, he was recognized as the school’s all-time leading tackler, with over 500 stops in his career.
C.J. Mosley was ranked as the sixth-ranked outside linebacker prospect by the Rivals.com recruiting network.
He was ranked as the second player from Alabama, behind fellow Crimson Tide recruit Dee Milliner.
Later in 2010, Mosley played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where he committed to Alabama.
He had many offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Tennessee; however, he chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn and them.
During his first year in college, he went to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide in all 13 games.
When playing against Arkansas, Mosley had dislocated his right elbow in the first quarter of the fourth game in the 2001 season.
Due to his dislocated elbow, he was unable to play two-game against Florida and Vanderbilt. Similarly, he was unable to record a tackle in the game against Mississippi.
Later in 2011 and 2012, he shared the starting weak-side inside linebacker spot with Nico Johnson.
CJ was also recognized as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press after the 2012 regular season.
Mosley’s selection in the AP All-American team in 2012 led Alabam to have a linebacker on that team for four of the previous five years.
During the junior year, Mosley had led the team with 107 tackles in 2012, which was the highest for an Alabama Crimson Tide player.
He emerged as third for the 2012 Butkus Award and was also named the Alabama University football team MVP.
His three career interception returns for touchdowns tied an Alabama record.
In his senior year of college, Mosley led the Alabama football team in 180 tackles for the second consecutive year. This marked the most tackles-per-game in his college career.
He was chosen as the semifinalist for the Lombardi, Bednarik, and Butkus Award. He also tied with Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers for the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award in 2013.
Mosley has again named a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection during his college’s final year. He was also picked for the First Team of the Associated Press All-America Team.
Before starting his NFL journey, he underwent surgery to repair a labrum issue after dislocating his hip.
He was able to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. However, due to recovery, he was unable to participate in the running.
Later, he participated at Alabama’s pro day, where he performed the 40-yard dash of 4.63s, 20-yard dash of 2.70s, a 10-yard dash of 1.56s, and a bench press of 15.
At the end of the pre-draft process, Mosley was estimated to be a first-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.
Although he attended pre-draft visits and private workouts for multiple teams, he received the most interest from the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens.
CJ was chosen for the team in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. For the Baltimore Ravens, Mosley became the fourth linebacker drafted in 2014 and the highest linebacker drafted from Alabama.
The Baltimore Ravens signed a four-year contract with Mosley on May 27, 2014. A contract of 8.87 million dollars, including a signing bonus of 4.71 million dollars, was signed.
He was assigned the No.57 jersey, worn by renowned players such as Baltimore Raven O.J. Brigance and Bart Scott. In 2006, Mosley was the first rookie to start on Raven’s defense since Laloti Ngata.
His professional debut and first career start in the Baltimore Raven were made in a season-opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Mosley even made seven combined tackles and a pass deflection in their 23-16 loss in the game.
Mosley was also offered to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl, which made him the first Ravens player to be voted to the Pro Bowl in their rookie season. Similarly, he was also the runner-up for NFL defensive Rookie of the Year.
The former team finished their third in the AFC North with a 10-6 record and earned a wildcard berth with Mosley’s contribution.
With the Denver Broncos
Along with Daryl Smith, Mosley started inside linebackers to start the season as retained by the Head coach John Harbaugh. At the Denver Broncos, he started in the former team’s season-opener.
He made six combined tackles in the game, deflected a pass, and made two sacks on the opponent team’s quarterback during a 19-13 loss.
In the 2016 season, Mosley was retained as a starting inside linebacker to begin the Defensive coordinator Dean Pees’ regular season.
During a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Mosley recorded six combined tackles, broke up two passes, and interceptions during a 19-17 victory.
The interception in this game marked his second consecutive game with an interception.
Consequently, Mosley could not participate in two games due to a hamstring injury, which ended his 37-game streak of consecutive starts.
When he returned in the game, he earned a season-high 13 combined tackles against the Philadelphia Eagles with a 27-26 win.
Mosley’s top form earned him the selection to the 2017 Pro Bowl, which marked his second Pro Bowl selection of his career.
By the end of 2016, he had a new record with 92 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, a forced fumble in 14 games, four interceptions, and 14 stars.
C.J. Mosley was scored a grade of 85.8 by the Pro Football Focus, which happened to be the 11 best grade among all the qualifying linebackers in 2016.
NFL Top 100 Players of 2018
The Baltimore Ravens, on March 28th, 2017, processed the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. The contract provided him a base salary of 8.71 million dollars for the 2017 season.
The then-head coach, John Harbaugh, assigned Mosley and Kamalei Correa as the starting inside linebackers to begin the regular season.
He marked his third Pro Bowl selection of his career on the 2018 Pro Bowl. For the 2017 season, he had started all 16 games and recorded 132 combined tackles, seven pass deflections, three fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, a sack, and a touchdown.
Pro Football Focus ranked Mosley 20th with a grade of 72.6 among all qualifying linebackers in 2017. Whereas, on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018, he was ranked 98th by his peers.
On December 18, 2018, Mosley earned the 4th Pro Bowl of his career.
The season came to an end with the Ravens leading tackler with 105 combined tackles, along with half a sack, five passes defended, and an interception.
New York Jets
For the 2019 season, Mosley signed a five-year contract of $85 million in the New York Jets. He made his debut in a match with the Buffalo Bills in Week 1.
However, in the third quarter, he injured his groin and was unable to return. The Jets held a 16-0 lead with Mosley’s absence but collapsed afterward to lose 17-16.
Due to an aggravating groin injury, the Jets had to place Mosley on the injured reserve. Later it came to light that Mosley was in the necessity of groin surgery to repair the issue.
CJ Mosley later announced that he could not participate in the season of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unlike every athlete, CJ Mosley has also faced and struggled his part of injuries. Back in 2015, February 10, he struggled with a wrist fracture for which he had to undergo surgery.
Likewise, later on October 9, 2016, he suffered from a hamstring pull injury. The next year on February 13, he had to undergo shoulder surgery during the 2017 offseason.
Following it, he sustained a bone bruise to his left knee early in the Week 2 game at Cincinnati. Well, it was back on September 13, 2018, which made him miss the next game.
Simialrly, on September 8, 2019, Mosley left the Week 1 game versus the Titans with a groin injury. During that time, he missed out on a total of four games.
The same injury occurred the same year on October 21 when he aggravated his groin injury in the game against New England. With this, he missed the rest of the season.
CJ Mosley’s Career Highlights and Awards
As a professional player, CJ Mosley maintains a career statistic of 588 total tackles, 37 pass deflections, and ten interceptions. Moreover, he also has 8.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries, and three defensive touchdowns.
- BCS National Champion x 2 (2011, 2012)
- SEC Champion (2012)
- Consensus All-American x 2 (2012, 2013)
- First-team All-SEC x 2 (2012, 2013)
- Butkus Award (College) (2013)
- SEC Defensive Player of the Year (2013)
- PFWA All-Rookie Team (2014)
- 4 x Pro Bowl (2014, 2016-2018)
- 4 X Second-team All-Pro (2014, 2016-2018)
CJ Mosley’s Net Worth
The former American professional football has a net worth of $25 million. In 2019 he joined the New York Jets team, where he signed a five-year contract for $85 million.
However, it seems that his net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $10 million.
CJ Mosley’s Wife
The former player is married to his long-term girlfriend, Kesha Norman. Kesha Norman is a renowned television personality.
This married couple is blessed with a daughter of three years old. At present, Kesha is focusing on her responsibilities as a wife and a mother.
She is a housewife and also looks after their 12 rental properties and a trucking company.
No additional information about the family is provided or disclosed.
Social Media Presence
Mosley is seen as active in his social media sites like Twitter and Instagram. He has a roaring amount of followers, and one can find out about his lifestyle and events on social media.
Instagram – 150k followers
Twitter – 154.2k followers
Please do follow him to know about his daily lifestyle.
Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)
What happened to CJ Mosley? Is he a free agent?
The New York Jets middle linebacker C.J. Mosley has decided not to play in the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No, he is not a free agent right now.
What is CJ Mosley’s 40-yard dash time and 20-yard shuttle time?
CJ Mosley features a 40-yard dash time of 4.64 seconds and a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.40 seconds.